• Unrated, 1 hr. 38 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Roberto Faenza
    In Theaters:
    Oct 5, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Jun 4, 2013
  • Film Buff

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Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You Reviews

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S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Listless coming-of-age drama about teen's ho-hum "problems."

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 1/5

October 24, 2012
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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This cliche-ridden coming of age story is as painfully awkward as its troubled teen protagonist.

Full Review Source: Hollywood Reporter

October 8, 2012
Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

The film takes itself too seriously while it tackles familiar territory.

Full Review Source: Cinemalogue.com

October 8, 2012
Neil Genzlinger
New York Times
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Several kinds of excruciating.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 0.5/5

October 4, 2012
Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com

It's not exactly a trainwreck of a movie, but Someday This Pain is so void of depth and meaning, it often resembles a parody of the bruised teen subgenre.

Full Review Source: Blu-ray.com | Original Score: D+

October 4, 2012
David Noh
Film Journal International

The actors work overtime to make this would-be sensitive study of troubled youth work, but are undone by the windy triteness of the script.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

October 4, 2012
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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His pain may be useful to James someday, but to viewers, it's annoying right here and now.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

October 4, 2012
Alison Willmore
AV Club
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It might actually make audiences understand the urge to bully.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: D+

October 4, 2012
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

Roberto Faenza shoots his Manhattan-set action with a glossiness that's as bland as the soundtrack ballads.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

October 3, 2012
Chris Packham
Village Voice
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These 2-D characters might as well be wearing T-shirts that say things like "Predatory College Professor" and "Self-Obsessed Father" on them.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

October 2, 2012
Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
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The film is a pleasant watch, filled with nice little moments of comedy and tenderness, and optimistic about the fate of dreamers who happen to be a little slow out of the starting gate.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 8, 2012
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